Rockets off to Kamloops tomorrow
The Kelowna Rockets will be looking to pick up their first win of the season against the Kamloops Blazers tomorrow when they head to Kamloops to face the Blazers at the Sandman Centre.
The Rockets are coming off of a 3-2 overtime victory that saw Nolan Foote score the game-winner 65 seconds into extra time.
The Blazers will host the Vancouver Giants tonight before the Rockets roll in tomorrow.
Kelowna currently sits atop the B.C. Division with a 6-3-1-0 record and 13 points. The Rockets are a single point ahead of the Blazers, who tied with the Vancouver Giants, they have a 6-4-0-0 record. The Victoria Royals and Prince George Cougars are tied for third with five points each.
2019-2020 Season Series vs. Kamloops Blazers: 0-1-1-0
Sept. 27, 2019: Kelowna 2 at Kamloops 3 OT
Oct. 12, 2019: Kamloops 5 at Kelowna 2
Oct. 19, 2019: Kelowna at Kamloops
Nov. 11, 2019: Kelowna at Kamloops
Nov. 16, 2019: Kamloops at Kelowna
Dec. 27, 2o19: Kamloops at Kelowna
Jan. 10, 2020: Kelowna at Kamloops
Jan. 11, 2020: Kamloops at Kelowna
Mar. 13, 2020: Kelowna at Kamloops
Mar. 14, 2020: Kamloops at Kelowna
The last time these two met
The Blazers skated away with a 5-2 victory last Saturday at Prospera Place. The Rockets power play went 1-6, and Kamloops outshot the Rockets 47-28. Jake Poole and Liam Kindree both netted goals for the Rocket in the losing effort.
Players to watch
- Nolan Foote (TBL ’19) was named the 25th captain of the Rockets earlier this morning. The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect is tied for the team in scoring with 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in nine games.
- Defenceman Kaedan Korczak (VGK ’19) had two assists against the Swift Current Broncos on Wednesday. In ten games this season he has two goals and five assists, along with 34 shots on net.
- Orrin Centazzo had two goals in the Blazers 4-0 victory over the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday night.
- Connor Zary will be teammates with Nolan Foote, Dillon Hamaliuk and Kaedan Korczak on Team WHL at the CIBC Canada Russia Series next month. Zary leads the Blazers in scoring with 16 points (five goals, eleven assists) in 10 games played.